The tennis court at Old Dixie Park were out of commission until the end of last month as the surface was prepared and repainted with additional markings to accommodate two regulation pickleball courts. This brings the number of Flagler County pickleball courts up to 11.
“This will make the court a multiuse court – tennis or pickleball,” said Parks Manager Frank Barbuti. “To use this court, players will need to bring a temporary net which is something they do at other locations.”
Besides the new multiuse court, Old Dixie Park – located at 1250 S. Dixie Highway – has two dedicated, regulation pickleball courts. Hammock Community Center, 79 MalaCompra Road, has three dedicated pickleball courts.
Through an interlocal agreement with Flagler Schools, the county maintains two multiuse tennis courts – four pickleball courts – at the Flagler Technical Institute A1A Center, 5633 North Oceanshore Boulevard. Pickleballers need to bring temporary nets to this location.
As a tennis player, I must say that such “multi use” courts are confusing for old tennis players.
Sean peckham says
You are right Alex the county cuts corners I think we need to find a new parks director! We have the parks we have the resources ! We are in a beautiful county! So many parks so little improvements. Stop the feud with road and bridge and let’s get them back cutting there own ditches around the county and put the parks employees back in the parks not cutting road side ditches!
We have machines for that work !
dan delevante says
I would like to know why Flagler county has not built dedicated pickleball courts to keep up with the very obvious demand. The courts are not that expensive to build and will generate revenue for the county. We are starving for new courts as the rest of the country is building state-of-the -art facilities!!